ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Global Business major sequences
  • Level 2 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
This unit examines the rise of globalisation in the twentieth century from a number of different perspectives: historical, economic, financial and political. The goal of the unit is to give students an appreciation of the factors that have led the global economy to where it is today, in order to gain a better understanding of the current issues that face the global economy.
Students are able to (1) explain the issues surrounding globalisation with respect to international trade; (2) explain the issues surrounding globalisation with respect to the international flow of capital and labour (migration); (3) critically evaluate the causes and consequences of major global economic crises over the past century; and (4) critically assess the political and institutional issues surrounding globalisation, from both a domestic and international standpoint.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) major project; and (3) exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Andrew Williams
Unit rules
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1000 Economics for Business or BUSN1103 Foundations of Global Business
Advisable prior study:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1000 Economics for Business
ECON1105 Rise of the Global Economy
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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